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MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) fixed more than 50 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian troops over the past 24 hours, the republic’s defense ministry said on Wednesday.
In 52 shelling incidents, "missiles were used twice, cannons were used 13 times and tank guns - seven times," the Donetsk news agency quoted a law enforcement officer as saying.
Mortars, antitank guided missiles, grenade launchers and small arms were also used to shell the troubled republic, the officer added.
Ukrainian troops shelled the settlements of Shirokino, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, a neighborhood in Donetsk, the Donetsk airport, the Oktabrskaya coalmine, as well as the settlements of Spartak, Ozeryanovka, Kalinovka and Shirokaya Balka, according to the republic’s defence ministry.
There have been no reports about casualties among civilians and militias.
A February 12 peace deal struck in Minsk, Belarus, by leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France envisaged a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and people’s militias starting from February 15.
This was to be followed by withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of military engagement by at least 15 kilometres (9 miles), prisoner release and agreement for international observers to monitor the truce.
Withdrawal was due to start no later than the second day after the truce came into effect, for completion within two weeks.
Buffer zones were to be established of at least 50 kilometres (30 miles) for artillery of 100mm calibre or more, 70 kilometres for multiple rocket launch systems and 140 kilometres for the heaviest rockets and missiles.